Barbara Payton Overview:

Actress, Barbara Payton, was born Barbara Lee Redfield on Nov 16, 1927 in Cloquet, MN. Payton died at the age of 39 on May 8, 1967 in San Diego, CA .

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Day 16 of Noirvember: Remembering

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 16, 2016 From Shadows and Satin

Of all the tragic stories in Hollywood, ?s is one of the saddest. On the occasion of her birth, November 16, 1927, we remember her today. Click here?for information on Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Story, a first-rate biography on the actress by film historian John O’... Read full article


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Barbara Payton Quotes:

Lena: An empty mind... and a new beginning!


Flo: You'd get your pockets picked in a graveyard!


Ralph Cotter: Why, I thought you were the law-abiding type.
Holiday Carleton: I guess I'm just whatever you make me.


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One of her early hobbies was cooking, which she was very good at. Later in life, she often cooked gourmet meals for her husbands and friends.

Jessica Lange read Payton's autobiography "I Am Not Ashamed" while filming The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), figuring that the character of hard luck roadhouse waitress Cora perhaps drifted to Hollywood to become an actress. Coincidentally, both Lange and Payton were born in Cloquet, Minn.

In September, 1949, her boyfriend, Don Cougar, a movie extra and drug dealer, beat up her elderly landlady in the middle of the night in a dispute over the amount Barbara owed for rent. In 1950, Barbara and Cougar were called before a Federal Grand Jury to testify in the perjury trial of Stanley Adams. Adams was a drug dealer already serving time for the murder of Abe Davidian, an informant. Barbara and Cougar supplied Adams with an alibi, but it was weak, and Adams was found guilty of perjury.

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